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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by medic2230, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. ian408

    ian408 Well-Known Member

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    I guess Santa Clara County isn't satisfied with RM's response times. Tho it's just a small amount, word is if it happens again, RM's out.
     
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    Rural Metro sucks man....its the quintessential private ambulance. Saving money is held above all else (even safety and patient care).

    Rural Metro recently took over 911 service for Sumter County, FL (used to be Lake/Sumter EMS...now they are just Lake EMS). And they are FUCKING UP.

    They have TEN...yes TEN units for the WHOLE COUNTY (and that is what they have avail, I am sure they run less)...and its a very large and rural county, everything is very spread out....They promised 8 minute responses to get the contract, they are averaging much higher than that. They refuse to spend the money on putting more units on the road, and paid six figure fines due to not meeting the agreement in respect to response times.


    I am so glad I got out of private EMS. I love my Job now....look forward to work every day.

    I am not talking shit about ALL of rural metro...I am sure they have great operations throughout the country...but the central Florida operation SUCKS.
     
  3. ian408

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    AMR was the provider prior to RM. Almost everyone from AMR xfered to RM so I'm pretty sure it's not the people. According to some comments from the execs, they've added more unit hours but they're blaming their failure on a higher call rates and more complex calls (longer time on calls). Hmm. Not sure why your reaction to that would be nothing until you are put on notice.
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    Good one.
    Or quit screaming, loud noises make me forget where I am going!!
     
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    here's a reminder to be careful around razor blades.
    also, did i treat it right?
    first thing we did was run the cut under cold water
    2nd, apply pressure right below (heart side) the cut
    3rd, antiscepticize it
    4th, apply bandage tightly (which didn't work, so we wrapped it in a paper towel and wrapped that with electrical tape)

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    There's nothing wrong with the way you treated it. I would KISS. Direct pressure to stop bleeding, then wrap in some sterile cling. Throw some neosporin on it the next day.
     
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    Fuck neosporin. That crap does more harm than good. Let it air dry unless you actually see it start to get infected.

    But like he said, use gauze instead of paper towel. Then it won't stick to the wound.
     
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    Any advice on road rash from a motorcycle accident?
     
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    What did you do?
     
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    just wondering cuz its bound to happen one of these days
     
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    gouge44 $DO WORK$

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    got in an accident on his motorcycle.... :homer:
     
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    gouge44 $DO WORK$

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    but theres really not a whole lot you can do for abrasions... keep it clean and tough it out for a week or so
     
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    Actually, a lot depends on the severity. Deep abrasions can be a lot like burns.

    Which is to say you don't want them. The little ones; like falling off a skateboard, can be cleaned and dressed with Saran Wrap if you need to keep the spooge off your clothes (acts a bit like skin does). The deeper ones that come with motorcycle accidents can be deep and full of debris-this is the part where wearing gear (please tell me you don't ride in shorts and a wife beater) helps a lot because those will need to be cleaned in the ER and it will hurt like a m-fer.

    I could rustle up some stories (pretty girls wearing short shorts who will probably not be wearing them anymore because of the scars the abrasions left) with pictures but I'd rather not. I'd just ask you to trust me on this one-you slide, it hurts.
     
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    Anybody work for Rural Metro? Found this in this morning's news.

    RM was the low cost provider for Santa Clara County. Recall they had issues with response times not too long ago. Doesn't bode well for them that there are some questionable dealings with a former member of the Board of Supervisors either.
     
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    I used to work for RMA...they are an evil, evil company.

    They took over 911 for sumter county FL (the agency used to be Lake-sumter EMS....now just Lake County EMS). And screwed a lot of very good EMS workers who worked for Lake-sumter.

    And they are screwing up bad. They promised 8 min response times, in a very, very rural county. They only have about 10 trucks to cover the county, usually only about 6-8 because there are always some OOS. Their response times are more like 15 minutes.

    They paid a 160,000 fine in the first month of service to sumter because they were violating their response time contract...and continue to pay fines vs. spending the money to buy more/put on more trucks.

    Sumter went looking elsewhere because they weren't happy with Lake-sumter EMS...well the grass isn't always greener...and they are suffering for it.

    (Lake-sumter EMS is/was a private co. subsidy of Lake and sumter county)

    PITIFUL.... Glad I don't work for that (RMA) god-forsaken company anymore.
     
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    In the bay of Foothills Regional Hospital. Largest Trauma centre in Alberta.

    They've generous shrunk the bay down from 6 to 4 ambulance spots. Pricks...
     
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    You could substitute "Santa Clara County" for "Sumter" and the story would be the same. Been a crappy situation all around. Most of the people are ex-AMR and I'm not sure what the county will do next. Let's hope it's not something shittier.
     
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